PPH cites Dill in article about death from Powassen virus

In an article about a Sagadahoc County resident who died from exposure to the rare tick-borne illness Powassan virus, the Portland Press Herald quoted Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional and manager of University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s tick lab, about this year’s tick season. “I don’t expect we will have a lower season overall, just a slightly slower start to the season. There are a myriad of factors that could negate this slow start, so it’s hard to say whether a slightly later start to the spring is going to noticeably impact tick populations,” Dill said. Yahoo! News, the Sun Journal and CentralMaine.com shared the PPH report.